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Multiplex update – for those wanting to know. It is interesting to note the South Peace News has inside information about the multiplex, than the committee. It is true that we [Aaron Klassen, Diana Shybunia and myself, John Paddon] have…

Callie Hermanson There are a lot of great things about living in a rural area. You’re close to nature, you’re removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, and you have space to yourself, but sometimes it can feel…
Remember, there is an Internet

Many Canadians love to tune in to Hockey Night in Canada just to hear one of Canada’s favourite sons, Don Cherry. Just about every adjective can be used to describe Cherry. Even at 84 years of age, he has not…

Jeff Burgar Frankly, looking up to see the neighbourhood smiley face peering in the window, collecting personal information every day and every night, would be unsettling, to say the least. How about if the same “friendly person” walks in the…

Chris Clegg A few weeks ago, the world did not have a clue what Jean Dolores Schimdt did for a living. Had it not been for a men’s basketball team from Chicago, today we still would not know. Schmidt, better…

Jeff Burgar Is it true there is a shortage of STP? In every community, everywhere, we hear the same story: “There just isn’t enough STP to go around.” The shortage isn’t unique to High Prairie, Joussard, Grouard, Whitefish or East…
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A long, long time ago a rural resident from Fairview was asked to run for office in the M.D. of Fairview council. He said no. “I just couldn’t say no to the people [my neighbours],” he said. As a result,…

Re: “Take the ‘high’ out of High Prairie” [Clegg’s Corner, March 21, 2018 South Peace News] Please understand at the outset that I do not necessarily approve of many of the incidents that I have witnessed, I am just aware…

Jeff Burgar Are you worried you were “Zucker Punched? This is all about the news how Facebook users are having their messages, photos, data, private thoughts, dislikes, likes and general and not-so-general interests scooped and sold to all sorts of…

Joe McWilliams I met a man on the trails the other day who told me he’s been running for 50 years and still finds it thrilling. He started when I was 16, he said. His 66th birthday is next month.…

Richard Froese Spring is in the air – finally! Fast-forward one year and Alberta will be in election fever. Now with a fixed election period, the campaign for next year is probably already starting as the government uses its majority…

Jeff Burgar There is much whining and opinion spouting to be heard about our provincial government. Premier Rachel Notley is roundly picked on by just about every coffee-shop expert. Almost all of whom have missed the message in his or…
Clegg’s Corner – A step in the right direction

When I first heard about a local group’s plans for a new Multiplex recreation centre in High Prairie, I got the chills. Trust me, they were not chills from pleasure such as listening to beautiful music; rather, chills from a…

RE: Another case for capitalism [March 7, 2018 South Peace News] The American capitalism model that some people prefer to socialism is a deeply flawed concept. Socialists would be more successful if it weren’t for the American government and some…

As Canadians, we have a complex relationship with water. It’s a basic resource that we can’t do without and yet, too much water in the wrong place can wreak havoc. It’s a delicate balance. On World Water Day, March 22,…